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February 1953

Sterility—Its Cause and Its Treatment.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;91(2):281. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240140141011

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Here is an extremely thorough study of human sterility and its many problems. The study includes a brief discussion of pertinent anatomy, embryology, and physiology involved in coitus and fertilization, including original work on uterine activity during coitus. A generous outline of gynecological pathology is presented, with an explanation of its relationshp to sterility. A lengthy treatment of the little known, and generally overlooked, factors concerned with sterility makes all the "trimmings" available to the reader. Procedures, including those for both office and hospital, which may be necessary for a complete evaluation of a sterility problem are described in detail. Treatment of the pathological conditions uncovered is discussed at length, including much on the psychic phase of such problems. Artificial insemination is discussed Throughout this book is a generous number of tables, graphs, and photos.

Many controversial subjects are included in the text. Some of the ideas are not generally

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